The children helped by Our Little Haven are back in school! Summer is over, and every child being helped by our staff has a full backpack – thanks to everyone who sponsored a backpack and our “Back to School Bash” partner, St. Louis Independent Agents.
To say our “Back to School Bash” was a success would be an understatement. Support came pouring in during our school supplies campaign, Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th. St. Louis Independent Agents made it a very exciting week, offering to match every dollar with actual school supplies for the children we serve. On Friday, July 27th, STLIA dropped off four truckloads of items, varying from notebooks, pencils, and crayons, to backpacks, hand sanitizers, and sanitize wipes. Nothing was forgotten, and every school list was checked off!
Within three days, almost all the school supplies were gone. Our staff was mesmerized by the amount of support that came in during a mere five days. Every child is now prepared for their 2018-2019 school year.
“If you have young children, you know how important it is for them to pick out their own notebooks, folders, etc. You should have seen the options STLIA provided: superheroes, kittens, puppies, you name it! It may seem insignificant to us, but it means a lot to these kids to have school supplies that fit their personalities. Because of STLIA and our community, there is a boy walking into school on his first day, with all the supplies he needs. And guess what, he has the coolest Batman folder in his class.”
– Scott Hummel, Executive Director
Thank you to St. Louis Independent Agents for partnering with us for our “Back to School Bash”. With your help, we were able to prepare our children with all the supplies they need to start their school year off right!
Thank you to all our supporters who sponsored a backpack. You are the reason why a child can smile a little brighter on their first day of school!
St. Louis Independent Agents who participated in our “Back to School Bash”:
AssuredPartners of Missouri
Charles L. Crane Agency
Crawford-Butz and Associates
Daniel & Henry
Hogan Insurance Group
Insurance Store Inc.
Jerome L. Howe Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Powers Insurance and Risk Management
St. Charles Insurance
USI Insurance Services
Yates and Associates